Team Bernie

It's time to face reality: the Democratic Party is populated by spoiled, whiny, petulant, 15-year-olds, at least based on the comments to Nate's NYT post from a couple days ago.

Twilight fans are more emotionally mature than that bunch. "Obama didn't give me my pony! Let's primary him!" "I don't think the country has suffered enough to accept my progressive wisdom, so I'm going to vote straight Republican in 2012!"

On the bright side, if that lot can get organized, watching the liberal equivalent to the Tea Party in action for the next two years will be a hoot. The pieces are mostly in place, after all: Jane Hamsher's already positioned herself to be their Pam Geller.

Greatest Hits Month

Oh, hello blog. How've you been?

I've been joking around that I was going to make December a "greatest hits" month, instead of the usual "try out new stuff and then discard it" approach I use. If I do decide to go through with it, the list of songs I'd consider among my best would look something like this:

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Asia - Heat of the Moment
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band - The Weight
Big Country - In a Big Country
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
David Bowie - Five Years
David Bowie - Young Americans
David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Chilliwack - Fly At Night
Clash - London Calling
Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends
Cream - White Room
Cure - Just Like Heaven
Damned - New Rose
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Devo - Girl U Want
Neil Diamond - Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Duran Duran - Rio
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
Faith No More - A Small Victory
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Fratellis - Whistle For the Choir
Peter Gabriel - Solisbury Hill
Garbage - #1 Crush
George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Hall & Oates - Maneater
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Jam - Down In the Tube Station At Midnight
Jam - Going Underground
Billy Joel - My Life
King Floyd - Groove Me
Living Color - Cult of Personality
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On the Run
Modern English - I Melt With You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
Nirvana - All Apologies
Nirvana - Breed
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In a Small Town
Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Pogues w/Kirsty McColl - Fairytale of New York
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Prince - Little red Corvette
Pulp - Common People
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - High and Dry
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Rough Trade - High School Confidential
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
Social Distortion - I Was Wrong
Spandau Ballet - True
Split Enz - I Got You
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Cat Stevens - Father and Son
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots - Vaseline
Styx - Babe
Suede - Animal Nitrate
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Tenacious D - Fuck Her Gently
Tenacious D - Tribute
Tool - Aenima
Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking
U2 - All I Want Is You
U2 - One
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Waterboys - Whole of the Moon
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Steve Winwood - While You See a Chance
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
XTC - Senses Working Overtime
Rob Zombie - Dragula

Obviously I won't get to sing anywhere near all of those before the month is out, and there are even some songs I can think of (like The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work) which would be on there if I'd sung them since I began keeping track.